Tag: Top Stories

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority​​​​

The recent port slowdown made headlines across the country and is estimated to have cost the national economy about $2 billion a day. And, no...
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Capitol Coffee Break: Late for Work?​​

Every now and then, the morning just doesn’t go right and you wind up running late for work. Being late to work is the...

CalChamber Joins Water Security Coalition

The California Chamber of Commerce is one of the initial partners in a new coalition that is working to promote the Governor’s proposed fix...

Ports Increasingly Bustling Again After Tentative Labor Deal​

The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the...

Stay Informed with CalChamber Alert App Version 2.0​​​​​​

A new version of the California Chamber of Commerce Alert app is available for download now. Besides a new look, Version 2.0​ gives readers the...

CalChamber Capitol Report: California and U.S. Set New Export Record

Newly released trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce revealed another record-breaking year in exports for California and the United States. http://youtu.be/4amfXeBqnHI “With more than...

AB 60 Driver’s License and I-9 Requirements

As a result of AB 60 legislation, the Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing driver’s licenses in January of this year to persons who...

CalChamber in Court: Urges State Supreme Court to Review Independent Contractor Test​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging it to review and decide what test should...
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Will You Be Mine? Top 10 Problems with Office Romances

Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of chocolates and sweets. And love may be sweetening your workplace, too. In Vault.com’s 2015 Office Romance Survey​, 51 percent...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank to Boost Economy

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members of the California congressional delegation to support a newly introduced bill that reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank...

California U.S. Senators Send Letter Urging Resolution to Port Dispute​

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein yesterday sent a letter to the presidents of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)  and Pacific...

CalChamber Urges State Agency to Fight Lawsuit Attacking Prop. 65 Lead Standard

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of businesses and trade associations are urging the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment...

Capitol Report: CalChamber Voices Support for Transatlantic Partnership Agreement​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging United States and European Union leaders to advance the largest regional trading and investment relationship in the...

Unwarranted Emergency Regulation Will Drive Up Health Care Costs​​​

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce formally objected to a proposed emergency regulation that may jeopardize the quality and value of health insurance...

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On​​​​​​

The many businesses that depend directly on efficient goods movement through West Coast ports are anxiously awaiting the successful completion of negotiations for a...

​Is a Road Maintenance Fee in California Drivers’ Future?​​​​​

Seeking a creative and long-term solution for financing highway and road construction and upkeep, a new commission kicked off its investigation of a “Road...

Obama 2015 Trade Agenda Mirrors CalChamber Goals​

Testimony by the U.S. Trade Representative before congressional finance committees reveals points of agreement with California Chamber of Commerce international trade goals. “It’s clear, more...

3 Former California Governors Back Independent Redistricting

The brief asserts that the Constitution allows voters to use the initiative process -- as they did in California and Arizona -- to delegate...

California Chamber of Commerce, Former Governors Deukmejian, Wilson, Schwarzenegger and Charles T. Munger, Jr.,...

The California Chamber of Commerce, three former California Governors and redistricting proponents Charles T. Munger, Jr. and Bill Mundell jointly filed an amicus brief...

Task Force Invites Businesses to Revitalize Civic Learning in all K-12 Schools​​​​

California businesses throughout the state are invited to learn how they can help K-12 students prepare for success in college, career, civic life, and...